Stephen Fall

Clayton Utz
Consultant Brisbane

Having practised exclusively in construction law for 15 years, Stephen Fall provides a broad range of advice to many major participants in the construction, energy and mining industries.

Stephen's particular area of expertise is dispute resolution, including litigation. He has represented clients in many large-to-medium scale disputes, mediations, arbitrations and court proceedings. Stephen also has front-end experience in both traditional and non-traditional project delivery forms.

Notable Work
  • Major subcontractor: Assisting in the defence of a claim against the head contractor of a major public building. The arbitration resulted in multiple appeals to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
  • Major contractor: Defending a claim brought by a formwork subcontractor against a major contactor regarding variations, delay and prolongation costs.    After we secured a successful award on a preliminary point in an arbitration, the matter settled on terms favourable to our client.
  • Major contractor: Representing a major contractor pursuing claims in the Supreme Court for variations, extensions of time and delay costs arising from the construction of a major inner-city residential development.
  • Principal: Represented a large coal fired base load power station owner in a series of disputes against the EPC Contractor regarding various defects.
  • Process Engineering Contractor: Represented an international power station contractor concerning delay claims and defect claims arising out of an EPC contract for an interstate gas fired peaking power station.
  • Front-end-work: Drafted various contracts, including:
    • An EPC contract for the construction of a coal fired power station in Mongolia.
    • A contract for the construction of new stacks for a gas fired power station.
    • Pipeline contracts for a resources company.
  • Resources company: Undertook a secondment to an in-house legal team for a major multinational resources company.
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